Statues - Hither & Thither

Switzerland
Montreux
Vaud

Grand Rue
(Les Jardins du Palace)

Musiciens de jazz

Jazz Musicians

Various sculptors
2001-2012

Montreux /  Musiciens de jazz

Description

In the garden of the Montreux Palace Hotel are six half figures of Jazz musicians who played at the Montreux Jazz Festival:

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1

Musiciens de jazz - B.B. King

2

Musiciens de jazz - Ray Charles

3

Musiciens de jazz - Ella Fitzgerald

B.B. King.

Riley B. King (Itta Bena, Miss., 1925),
known by the stage name B.B. King,
American blues musician, singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
(Wikipedia).

B.B. KING BY MARCO ZENO

Born Riley B. King on September 16, 1925 in Indianola, Mississippi B.B. King is universally hailed as the reigning king of the blues.

Since 1979, B.B. King has regularly been one of the stars of the Montreux Jazz Festival. The love and talent he shares with the Montreux audience will always remain in our memory.

Barbara Riley Levin is not only a dedicated fan of the Festival but also a philantropist who commissioned this bronze bust by Marco Zeno, a sculptor born in Milan and whose artwork, in both bronze and marble, has been exhibited all over the world.

Né sous le nom de Riley B. King le 16 Septembre 1925 à Indianola (Mississippi), B.B. King est reconnu dans le monde entier comme étant le roi régnant du blues.

Depuis 1979, B.B. King fait régulièrement partie des stars invitées au Montreux Jazz Festival. L'amour et le talent qu'il partage avec le public montreusien resteront ancré pour toujours dans toutes les mémoires.

Barbara Riley Levin est non seulement un fan dévoué du Festival, mais également une philanthrope. Elle a commandé et financé ce buste de bronze, qui a été réalisé par Marco Zeno. Les oeuvres de bronze et de marbre de ce sculpteur né à Milan ont exposé dans le monde entier.

Signed: on the guitar: B.B. King

Sculptor:
Marco Zeno, 2001.

Ray Charles

Ray Charles Robinson (Albany, Ga., 1930 - Beverly Hills, Calif. 2004),
known by the stage name Ray Charles,
American musician, pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s
(Wikipedia).

RAY CHARLES BY MARCO ZENO

Born Ray Charles Robinson on September 23, 1930 in Albany, Georgia, Ray Charles has been responsible for pioneering soul music and developing the style to include jazz and rhythm'n blues. At the Montreux Jazz Festival, Ray Charles played with the legendary Dizzy Gillespie in 1978 and with Quincy Jones in 1991.

Barbara Riley Levin is not only a dedicated fan of the Festival but also a philantropist who commissioned this bronze bust by Marco Zeno, a sculptor born in Milan and whose artwork, in both bronze and marble, has been exhibited all over the world.

Né sous le nom de Ray Charles Robinson le 23 Septembre 1930 à Albany (Goorgia), Ray Charles est un pionnier en matière de musique soul. Il a développé son propre style en y mÍlant le jazz et le rhythm'n blues. En 1978, Ray Charles a joué au Montreux Jazz Festival en compagnie de Dizzy Gillespie et en 1991 avec Quincy Jones.

Barbara Riley Levin est non seulement un fan dévoué du Festival, mais également une philanthrope. Elle a commandé et financé ce buste de bronze, qui a été réalisé par Marco Zeno. Les oeuvres de bronze et de marbre de ce sculpteur né à Milan ont exposé dans le monde entier.

Sculptor:
Marco Zeno, before 2007

Ella Fitzgerald

(Newport News, Va., 1917 - Beverly Hills, Calif. 1996),
also known as the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella",
American jazz vocalist
(Wikipedia).

ELLA FITZGERALD

"the first lady of song"

donated by barbara j. riley to
claude nobs, founder of montreux
jazz festival

Artist: Danièle Lauffer
11.07.2007

Signed: dL

Sculptor:
Danièle Lauffer, 2007.

4

Musiciens de jazz - Quincy Jones

5

Musiciens de jazz - Aretha Franklin

6

Musiciens de jazz - Carlos Santana,

Quincy Jones

Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. (Chicago, Ill. 1933)
American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, television producer, and trumpeter.
(Wikipedia).

QUINCY JONES

Quincy Jones has one of the most remarkable careers in the history of music.

He has an incredible collection of Grammy Awards, including the productoion of the single "We are the World", among many other achievements.

He acts as a bridge between American communities, bringing together all of society's elements around music.

Artist: Nabil Souaki
Donated by: Barbara J. Riley
Presented to: Claude Nobs July 2008

Sculptor:
Nabil Souaki, 2008.

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Louise Franklin (Memphis, Tenn. 1942)
American singer and musician.
(Wikipedia).

ARETHA FRANKLIN

Aretha Franklin is an American singer, songwriter and pianist and has been referred to as The Queen of Soul.
She performed in Montreux during her first European tour in 1968.

In 1987, Aretha became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She has won 18 Grammys and two Honorary Grammys. On November 9, 2005, she was honoured with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Aretha Franklin was the only featured singer at the 2009 U.S. presidential inauguration for Barack Obama.

Sculptor: Marco ZENO
Commissed by: Barbara J. Riley for Claude Nobs

Signed: ARETHA FRANKLIN

Sculptor:
Marco Zeno, 2010.

Carlos Santana

Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, 1947)
Mexican and American musician, with his band, Santana, he pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music.
(Wikipedia).

CARLOS SANTANA

Donated by Barbara J. Riley to Claude Nobs,
Founder of Montreux Jazz Festival

Artist: Marco Zeno
10.07.2012

Signed: stamp of the Fonderia Artistica Da Prato, Pietrasanta, Italy

Sculptor:
Marco Zeno, 2012

Annotation

The Montreux Jazz Festival is founded by Claude Nobs in 1967, over the years the Festival has become an unmissable event for music fans in Switzerland and around the world. Its stages have been graced by all of music's greats, from Miles Davis to Ray Charles and from David Bowie to Prince.

Sculptors

Tags

  • Fitzgerald, Ella
  • Franklin, Aretha
  • Jones, Quincy
  • King, B.B.
  • Lauffer, Danièle
  • Musician
  • Santana, Carlos
  • Singer
  • Souaki, Nabil
  • Statue (man sitting)
  • Zeno, Marco
  • Location (N 46°26'18" - E 6°54'22")

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